Its been a crazy couple of weeks around here. Sean has been working his butt off to prepare for his month long FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) starting this Friday. He has been expecting an audit since they failed it last year. Its been one year so he has been making sure every single detail was corrected. He's not even sure the auditor is in town, but since he will be gone and his assistant will be in charge, he wants to make sure everything is perfect. So that has been stressing him out. He is also transitioning the staff for a new RAM (Retail Assistant Manager) and the guy is super high energy and wants to change EVERYTHING. Sean had his first full training shift with him yesterday and he about drove Sean nuts...lol. The guy has been with the company for a few years. He has a wife and child, so he is crazy motivated to make money. He's a good fix for the store, but does not do will with change. He wants Sean to run his store the way his other RSMs did. Sean is very set in his ways and says, "If its not broke, don't fix it." He is all about simplicity. This guy wants clip boards for EVERYTHING and thinks every loaner phone should leave the store in a box....lol. (Its just a loaner, the person will return it once their broken phone is fixed) He's just excited. I told Sean as soon as he leaves, the guy is going to change everything. He said probably so, but I'll deal with that when I get back. His old assistant, the good for nothing screw up is being downgraded to a sales rep and taking on a full time job as an insurance salesmen. Hope that works out for him....lol.
I have been busting my butt fixing up the house for my Mothers arrival in less than two weeks. She will be staying with us for a week and this is her first trip out that she isn't either here for a childbirth or moving. Sooo, we are gonna have some FUN!!! We don't have any real plans, so we'll just play it by ear.
My Mother is wonderful. She is the ONLY person that has been by our side through every horrible and joyous occasion. She has kept us from being homeless, starving and with transportation. She is truly a blessing. I feel bad sometimes because she is 65 years old and still can't retire. She works full time for a large semi-conductor company and HATES it. She's gone through some depression with the death of my Grandmother and her two sisters having breast cancer. (She has yet to be tested herself....not good) She only gets to see the grandchildren once per year for a week or so. The kids are really what keep her going. So we want to make this trip special for her.
Last, Declan learned to ride his bike without training wheels in less than two weeks. (With Sean only giving him to lessons and not being able to practice every day.) Above is a short video of the end result!! ENJOY